Mishka Performs “Higher Heights” In Support of Japanese Earthquake Victims

I had an interesting time on St. Pete Beach this past weekend. I’ll spare you the exciting details like the beach bars and tell you about the boring details. Wait, what? Yes, I’m going to tell you about the boring part of my trip…the drive.

The drive between Fort Myers and Tampa is two hours of mind-numbing boredom. There’s not much to look at except for trees, swamp and counting all the out of state license plates. The drive up was okay, I was excited because I was going to be picking up some new tires for the Jeep. After some delays in meeting the guy form Craigslist, an unplanned overnight stay and then finding out the tires weren’t what I was expecting or even able to fit in my Jeep to bring them home, my frustration level was maxed out. Now the long, sensory deprived drive home was staring me down.

I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again, music is wonderful for adjusting ones attitude. I knew in my frustrated state I needed something calm and relaxing. Mishka to the rescue.

I set the cruise control to 75, put the smooth reggae beats of Mishka on shuffle and let the island vibe wash over me. After two songs I felt better and all the world seemed right. That’s the power of Mishka, and that power is displayed below for the people of Japan.

The video below is of Mishka performing his “Higher Heights” song for the Japanese earthquake victims. Hopefully his music was able to take those people to a better place mentally as well.

Mishka “Higher Heights”

You can download “Higher Heights” here if you like – Higher Heights – Above the Bones

Mishka – Higher Heights Lyrics

People, the power
Is in your hands
To chase out corruption
To heal this beautiful land
Jah beautiful land

Oh yeah, yeah

People, the hour
The hour is at hand
We can come together now
Rise up and take a stand

’cause we’ve got the powers, yes
To stop those war mongers
Oh, they try to divide us all
Jah love has to conquer

We’ve got the powers, yes
Together we’ll be so much stronger
And the Babylon system
Won’t be able to stand any longer

Oh, higher, higher heights
Higher, higher, yo
Higher, higher, ye-ah, woy-yo-yagga-yo
Higher, higher heights
Higher, higher, yo
Higher, higher, ye-ah, woy-yo-yagga-yo

Acquisitions of material things
Won’t satisfy your soul
Only Jah love is everlasting
It never leaves us in the cold

But it’s a shame to see mother earth and her children
Being bought and sold
Some of them say things have changed
They still remain the same
As in the days of those pirates of old

Higher, higher heights
Higher, higher, yo
Higher, higher, ye-ah, woy-yo-yagga-yo
Higher, higher heights
Higher, higher, yo
Higher, higher, ye-ah, woy-yo-yagga-yo

How good and how pleasant it is
When we dwell in unity and love
It’s as precious as the rains
Is as the dew from the mountains above

I would fly to the hills and be at rest
If I had the wings of a dove
But since I have no wings, iya
Hear the voice of our supplications

Higher, higher heights
Higher, higher, yo
Higher, higher, ye-ah, woy-yo-yagga-yo
Higher, higher heights
Higher, higher, yo
Higher, higher, ye-ah, woy-yo-woy-yo

For truth and for rights
For peace and for love
Good God, we need justice, justice, justice
But I know some won’t want to discuss this
What’s this, what’s this, what’s this?

Oh, people the power
Is in your hands
To chase out corruption
To heal this beautiful land
Jah beautiful land

What is your favorite Mishka song? Impossible question to answer I know. Do you have a frustrating situation that his music helped remedy?

Cheers!
RumShopRyan

By |2016-12-31T11:58:14+00:00July 29th, 2013|Salt Life Sound (Music)|3 Comments

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3 Comments

  1. Big Kahuna July 29, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Bummer… But I’d drive to St. Pete’s for a beer!

  2. mm
    RumShopRyan July 29, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    That’s basically what I did BK! Hit some cool beach bars…have to find the positive in any situation!

  3. Carl Wilkerson September 16, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Mishka’s Ocean is My Potion is my fav.

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